saddle

saddle
[[t]sæ̱d(ə)l[/t]]
saddles, saddling, saddled
1) N-COUNT A saddle is a leather seat that you put on the back of an animal so that you can ride the animal.
See also side-saddle
2) VERB If you saddle a horse, you put a saddle on it so that you can ride it.

[V n] Why don't we saddle a couple of horses and go for a ride?

Saddle up means the same as saddle.

V P I want to be gone from here as soon as we can saddle up... V P n (not pron) She saddled up a horse.

3) N-COUNT A saddle is a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle.
4) N-COUNT: usu N of n A saddle of lamb, rabbit, or venison is a piece of meat taken from the middle of the animal's back.
5) VERB If you saddle someone with a problem or with a responsibility, you put them in a position where they have to deal with it.

[V n with n] The war devastated the economy and saddled the country with a huge foreign debt.

Syn:
6) PHRASE If you are in the saddle, you are riding a horse.

When I watch horse racing on television, I wish I was back in the saddle.

7) PHRASE If you are in the saddle, you are in power or in control of a situation.

The armed forces and the hardliners are now going to be in the saddle.

Phrasal Verbs:
Syn:
in control

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу
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  • Saddle — Sad dle, n. [OE. sadel, AS. sadol; akin to D. zadel, G. sattel, OHG. satal, satul, Icel. s[ o][eth]ull, Dan. & Sw. sadel; cf. Russ. siedlo; all perh. ultimately from the root of E. sit.] 1. A seat for a rider, usually made of leather, padded to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle up — 1. To saddle a horse 2. To mount (S Afr) • • • Main Entry: ↑saddle * * * ˌsaddle ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle — [sad′ l] n. [ME sadel < OE sadol, akin to Ger sattel < Gmc * sathula, via ? OSlav * sedulo < IE base * sed , to SIT] 1. a seat for a rider on a horse, bicycle, etc., usually padded and of leather, and generally straddled in riding 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Saddle — Sad dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saddling}.] [AS. sadelian.] 1. To put a saddle upon; to equip (a beast) for riding. saddle my horse. Shak. [1913 Webster] Abraham rose up early, . . . and saddled his ass. Gen. xxii. 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saddle — ► NOUN 1) a seat with a raised ridge at the front and back, fastened on the back of a horse for riding. 2) a seat on a bicycle or motorcycle. 3) a low part of a hill or mountain ridge between two higher points or peaks. 4) the lower part of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • saddle — index disadvantage, encumber (hinder), load, overcome (overwhelm), overload Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • saddle — vb *burden, encumber, cumber, weigh, weight, load, lade, tax, charge …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Saddle — A saddle is a supportive structure for a rider or other load, fastened to an animal s back by a girth. The most common type is the equestrian saddle designed for a horse, but specialized saddles have been created for camels and other creatures.… …   Wikipedia

  • saddle — n. & v. n. 1 a seat of leather etc., usu. raised at the front and rear, fastened on a horse etc. for riding. 2 a seat for the rider of a bicycle etc. 3 a joint of meat consisting of the two loins. 4 a ridge rising to a summit at each end. 5 the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saddle — saddleless, adj. saddlelike, adj. /sad l/, n., v., saddled, saddling. n. 1. a seat for a rider on the back of a horse or other animal. 2. a similar seat on a bicycle, tractor, etc. 3. a part of a harness laid across the back of an animal and… …   Universalium

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